| Larsen, D. Samplers: Nine Vicious Little Hypertexts. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems, 1998. (aesthetic)|
Samplers uses the map functions of Storyspace  to alert readers to content placement (see Patchwork Girl's  similar use of the Storyspace map, and Lexia to Perplexia's  more extreme use of partial maps).
Like Ferris Wheels  and Sand Loves , the structure of the map itself shows the structure of the fabula. In each of the nine short stories in Samplers, the physical location of the node indicates its role in the story. Each story uses a quilt square to display a patterned map structure that shows the plot and connections of the story.The quilt square, while whooly anchoral is made of many separate anchors and each graphic piece is stitched to its corresponding fabulaic node. In Interlocked, the red diamond follows a girl through her remembered molestation and the blue through her current first love.
The red diamond traces the memories of incestuous encounters with her father, the blue diamond traces her first love, and the center holds the key of memory:
The Windows version of Storyspace Reader allows readers to view the underlying node structure, which also shows one sublevel of nodes. The nodes in Samplersare arranged as they appear on the quilted map:
Storyspace allows several layers of nodes, and as the key is the center square, this square holds another sequence for the main character's subconscious memories. Other samplers are only on a single layer of nodes in the Storyspace maps.In Samplers, a single anchor can have two or more link destinations, each with a path name. These highlight critical choices in the text. This illustrates the need to distinguish between anchor and link density.
Each of the short stories in Samplers uses a different anchor decoration for the embedded anchors to convey the tone of the story: